PSA (Public Service Announcements)
Football FUNdamentalz 52 (END May 20)
The 2023 Football FUNdamentalz 52 Football & Cheer Camp will return Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 Gate City Blvd. Football FUNdamentalz 52 is for youth of all ages, focusing on fitness, sportsmanship, and leadership skills, all while ensuring the kids are having FUN. Please send report cards to FF52Education@gmail.com. Or for more information, call 214-527-4034.
Delta Sigma Theta Community Health and Resource Fair (END MAY 20)
The High Point Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a free Community Health & Resource Fair and ZUMBAthon on Saturday, May 20, from 10am to 1pm, at 1201 Fairfield Rd in High Point. Information will be available regarding smoking cessation and mental health, in addition to free screenings, smoothies, prizes, and more. For registration details, call 336-870-4340.
Women of Strength Mother’s Day Tea (END MAY 20)
Women of Strength, an Outreach program designed to provide women opportunities for growth, is hosting a “Mother’s Day Tea” for Seniors, ages 65 and older, to celebrate and honor them with a sharing of history through song, storytelling, and spoken word, Saturday, May 20, from 1-3pm, at 309 Huffman Mill Rd in Burlington. For complete details, email WomenOfStrengthNC@gmail.com, or call (704) 807-2181.
Carl Chavis Community Day (END MAY 20)
The Carl Chavis YMCA will host the first annual Carl Chavis Community Day on Saturday, May 20, from 1-3:30pm, at 2757 Granville St. in High Point. Join us for free food, prizes, dancing, entertainment, games, activities, health screenings, and more. For more information on this open to the public event, visit hpymca.org/chavis, or call 336-434-4000.
Harvest Gathering (END MAY 21)
Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ and the Genealogy Division of the Greensboro Public Library will kick off the “Harvest Gathering” program Sunday, May 21st. Harvest Gathering was devised to assist local African American churches in gathering and digitizing their history. Those interested in learning more about this program can call Dannielle Pritchett, the Genealogy Librarian, at 336-373-2715.
United Institutional BC Women’s Weekend (END MAY 21)
United Institutional Baptist Church invites you to the 2023 Women’s Day Weekend scheduled for Saturday, May 20th and Sunday May 21st, at 802 E. Market St. in Greensboro. With a theme of “The Faithful Woman,” the celebration will kick off with a Women’s Tea & Silent Auction on Saturday, May 20th at 11am and resume on Sunday, May 21st with the 7am & 11am programs. For more information, call 336-272-0822.
Wells Memorial Free Food Boxes (END MAY 24)
In collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina, Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ (COGIC) will distribute free food boxes WEDNESDAY, May 24th, from 11:30am until food is gone, at 1001 E. Washington St., Greensboro. Masks and CDC guidelines will be enforced. For additional details, call 336.272.6564.
What’s Growing On – Kid’s Gardening Program (END MAY 24)
The City of Greensboro’s Parks & Recreation Department invites children ages 6-11 to join “What’s Growing On,” a four-week gardening program held from 6-8 pm, every Thursday, May 4-25, at Brown Recreation Center, 302 E. Vandalia Rd. Kids will work in the Brown Community Garden to learn gardening fundamentals and techniques. To register, visit gsoparksandrec.org.
Cedar Grove Blood Drive (END MAY 25)
Cedar Grove Tabernacle of Praise will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday May 25, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm, at 612 Norwalk St in Greensboro. For additional details, or to sign up, call 336-294-2628. Or sign up online at redcrossblood.org.
Parks and Rec Summer Sports Clinics (END MAY 25)
Greensboro Parks and Rec will offer eight summer sports clinics this June through August, for ages 6 and up. Learn more and register at greensboro-nc.gov/summer. Or for more Parks and Rec programs, visit gsoparksandrec.org.
GSO Bike Month (END MAY 25)
Greensboro will celebrate Bike Month this May with free public events, community meetups, learn-to-ride clinics, social and charity rides, and opportunities to advocate for biking. For details, visit greensboro-nc.gov/BikeMonth.
St Stephen UCC Food Pantry (END MAY 27)
To help those in the community who are experiencing food insecurity, St. Stephen UCC will host its Food Pantry on Saturday, May 27, from 10am to noon, at 1000 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. For those who would like to assist in this worthy cause, you can bring non-perishable items on May 27th or call 336-273-4536 to arrange a drop off or financial donation.
Fallen Veterans Ceremony (END MAY 27)
The JustOne Foundation and the VFW Post 2087 will honor fallen veterans at a Memorial Day Event at the VFW Post 2087. The ceremony will be held at 10 am, Saturday, May 27, at 2605 S. Elm Eugene St.
Black Cap Veterans Group Memorial Day Ceremony (END MAY 28)
The Steve Millikin Black Cap Military Veterans Group will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 2 pm, on Sunday, May 28, at the Guilford County Veterans’ Memorial, in Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Dr. No dogs are allowed inside of the memorial. General parking is available in the paved lot off Orman Road. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Remnant Church of Power Special Program (END MAY 28)
The Remnant Church of Power will hold a special program at 9am on Sunday, May 28th, at 601 Berryman Ave. in Danville, Virginia. For more information on the special, open to the public event, call 434-421-6740.
Memorial Day Closings (END MAY 29)
In observance of Memorial Day, all county agency buildings in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties will be closed on Monday, May 29th. For more information on holiday closings or restricted operations, call your county administration building or visit their governmental website.
Also in observance of Memorial Day, Greensboro offices will be closed Monday, May 29th, with no trash or recycling collections. Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s collections will take place on Wednesday. The Public Library, History Museum, and Cultural Center will be closed. GTA will operate on a Saturday schedule from 6am to 10pm. All City parks, trails, and greenways remain open. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Volunteer Center of Triad Has Moved (END MAY 30)
The Volunteer Center of the Triad has vacated its space at 1500 Yanceyville Street, and staff have transitioned to a remote work format. If you need to get in touch with the Volunteer Center, the business number is still the same: 336-373-1633. To find volunteer opportunities in the community, visit volunteercentertriad.org.
Scholarship for Outstanding Student with Disabilities (END MAY 30)
The Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is now accepting applications for the Stephen L. Knier Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Students with Disabilities. Applicants must be a high school senior, currently enrolled at a Guilford County school, and enrolled/or planning to enroll in postsecondary education or vocational training in the fall of 2023. Apply or nominate today at greensboro-nc.gov/GMCPDscholarship.
GSO Toiletries Drive for Refugees (END MAY 31)
The City of Greensboro is sponsoring an essential toiletries drive for the benefit of local refugees. Donations may be dropped off in designated bins Monday through Friday during business hours through May 31. Donations will be given to refugees who attend the annual World Refugee Day Celebration from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 17, at Hester Park, 3615 Deutzia St. For a list of donation locations, visit greensboro-nc.gov, or call 336-412-5748.
Pancakes and Careers (END JUN 01)
Peeler recreation center we be offering a program called Pancakes and Careers every first and third Thursdays of the month, through June 1st, from 10:30am-12:00pm. The program will be offering employment opportunities through various temp agencies, restaurant jobs, and jobs throughout the city of Greensboro. The NC works employment bus will be at the program as well, assisting with employment opportunities. For more information, call Peeler Rec at (336) 373-5877.
GSO Peace On Purpose Kick Off (END JUN 02)
As part of its Office of Community Safety’s Violence Prevention Program, the City of Greensboro will unveil GSO Peace on Purpose, a new initiative making violence prevention a priority in the Gate City. The Peace on Purpose kickoff takes place on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Friday, June 2, from 3-7pm, at Barber Park. For further details, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
National Trails Day Celebration (END JUN 03)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will host a National Trails Day celebration on Saturday, June 3, from 9am to 12noon, at Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Greene Dr. Admission is free, but registration is required for some activities. For the full schedule of activities offered, and to register for hikes, visit greensboro-nc.gov/trailsday.
Church of God Prophecy’s Gospel Extravaganza (END JUNE 03)
Church of God Prophecy presents Gospel Extravaganza, featuring Ron & The Louisiana Gurlz, New Creation, Chosen Disciples, Ray & the Gospel Keys, Divinity of Kannapolis, and more, Saturday, June 3rd, at 4pm, at 902 W. Swannonoa Ave in Liberty, North Carolina. For more information on this event, or to reserve your tickets, contact Dr. Gwen Daye at 336-669-0085.
Audition for The Hair Journey (END JUN 03)
Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet will hold auditions for The Hair Journey, on Saturday, June 3, from 10am to 12pm, at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St, in room 325. Auditions are for ages 8-60 years old in Contemporary, Jazz, and Ballet dance styles. All genders, body types, and hair types are welcome. For more information, visit royalexpressions.org.
Macedonia WC Tribute to Mary L. Hake-Haynie (END JUN 04)
Macedonia Worship Center presents a Tribute to the Madame Mary L. Hake-Haynie, celebrating over 75 years of singing, on Sunday June 4, at 6pm, at 500 Kinard Drive NE in Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336-725-2190.
Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (END JUN 04)
Creative Greensboro’s “Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park” Concert Series will return on June 4 with free and open to the public concerts in various park locations throughout Greensboro. Concert goers will hear from longstanding favorites, as well as some MUSEP debut performances. The full schedule can be found at creativegreensboro.com.
George Simkins Annual Fundraising Golf Classic (END JUNE 05)
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum presents the Dr. George Simkins Annual Fundraising Golf Classic on Monday, June 5th, at 4600 Forest Oaks Dr. in Greensboro. Registration will begin at 7:30am, with tee-off at 8:30am. For ticketing, donation, or sponsorship information, visit SitInMovement.org. Women’s teams are encouraged.
Beauty of Reidsville OES Juneteenth Celebration (END JUN 10)
On Saturday June 10TH, the Beauty of Reidsville #477 Order of Eastern Star-PHA will host the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Reidsville, 303 S. Scales Street. Come join us for this Day of Freedom and enjoy Vendors, cultural history, kids’ games, giveaways, and more. For more information regarding this free and open to the public event, call 336-432-3697.
UCON Food Truck and Vendor Market (END JUN 10)
Get Social at the Food Truck and Vendor Market in Center City Park on Saturday, June 10th, from 11am till 3pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Center City Park, 200 N Davie Street, in downtown Greensboro, NC. It will be fun for the entire family. For more information call 336-324-8045. Presented by UCON, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Black Men’s Wellness Expo (END JUN 10)
The Faith Coordinating Center would like to cordially invite you to Protect Your Energy: A Black Men’s Wellness Expo, on Saturday, June 10th, from 10am to 3pm, at Winston Salem State University. This inaugural Expo will be a day of wellness centering Black men with an emphasis on spiritual, mental and physical health. To learn more, or for registration details, call 919-824-5438.
Dunleath Porchfest (END JUN 10)
The Dunleath Neighborhood Association invites you to the Dunleath Porchfest, where neighborhood porches become stages for over 60 performing groups for guests strolling through this festival-like atmosphere, Saturday, June 10, from 11am to 6pm. Bring chairs, bring the kids. Leashed dogs are welcome, and the Triad Health Project will be accepting canned food donations. For more info, visit dunleath.org.
Community Hoops Block Party (END JUN 10)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department presents the Men’s and Women’s 2-on-2 Community Hoops Block Party on Saturday June 10th, from 11am to 2pm, at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. in Greensboro. There will be free hot dogs and hamburgers, a DJ, and yard games. For more information on this open to the public event, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Elder Abuse Awareness Pinwheel Ceremony (END JUN 15)
In observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, The Rockingham County Division of Social Services is proud to host a pinwheel ceremony on Thursday, June 15, at 9 am, in front of the Governmental Center in Wentworth, planting 87 pinwheels to represent the number of protected persons the County currently holds under guardianship. For more information on this open to the public event, call 336-342-1394.
GSO Celebration of Black Culture (END JUN 16)
Greensboro City residents are invited to a free Celebration of Black Culture on Friday, June 16, from 5-7 pm, at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr. This family-friendly event will feature poetry, spoken word, gospel, Black art displays, and African dance performances by community members. For more information, contact Chanel Webster at 336-373-3330.
Greensboro’s Fire Citizen’s Academy (END JUN 16)
Registration for the Greensboro Fire Department’s inaugural Fire Citizens’ Academy is now open, with a registration deadline of 5 pm, Friday, June 16. The FCA will meet each Monday from July 31 through September 25 at various fire stations throughout the city. Free CPR and First Aid Certification is included for all program participants. Learn more and apply today at greensboro-nc.gov/gfca.
UCON Juneteenth Pageant and Gospel Celebration (END JUN 18)
This year’s Juneteenth Pageant and Gospel Celebration will be held Sunday, June 18th, at 3 pm, at the Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N. Davie Street in Greensboro. Enjoy storytelling by Fred Motley, Gospel Hip Hop artist Jaroe, The Rejoice Dance Troupe, and a fashion show. For tickets, and more information, call 336-324-8045. Presented by UCON, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
iCan Swim (END JUNE 19)
Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Unit will host “iCan Swim” for people with disabilities ages 3 and older from June 19-23 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The “iCan Swim” program teaches people with disabilities how to swim through one-on-one instruction with the assistance of volunteers. For more information, contact email@example.com.
NC A&T Fresh and Local Program (END JUN 30)
Are you looking for a way to get fresh, locally grown produce while also supporting your community? Are you a SNAP recipient looking to double your EBT bucks? Look no further than the Fresh and Local CSA Box Program! Join us at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday at the North Carolina A&T State University Student Health Center, located at 112 North Benbow Rd. Or to sign up for the Fresh and Local program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 336-285-4673.
RCOTA Youth Explosion and Walk Against Violence (END JUL 22)
Reginald Center of Turn Around presents the Next Generation Youth Explosion, with recording artist Jekalyn Carr, on Friday, July 21st, at 7pm, as well as the Sky’s The Limit 9th annual “Walk Against Drugs and Violence” and Gospel Fest on Saturday, July 22, from 9am to 5pm. Both events will take place at 2409 W. Gate City Blvd in Greensboro. For complete details, visit rcota.org or call 704-591-4031.
Rockingham County Voter Photo ID Update (END JUL 30)
The Rockingham County Board of Elections has received information from the State Board of Elections regarding the Photo ID Required for Voting. Visit rockinghamcountync.gov, and go to the Board of Elections page, to find an overview of the most updated information. Or if you have questions, please call 336-342-8107.
Teen Nights At The Rec (END JUL 30)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will host special “Teen Nights at The Rec” at recreation centers citywide through August 11. Each night features free, organized games and activities. Some programs will have a limited capacity. So register in advance to attend as many nights as you like. For the full summer schedule, visit greensboro-nc.gov.
Greensboro Symphony POPS Series (DISC JUL 30)
The Greensboro Symphony invites you to its 2023-2024 POPS Series, featuring Ruben Studdard, “Cirque Goes Broadway”, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jefferson Starship, The Music of Star Wars, and more! For a complete lineup, call the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Box Office at (336) 335-5456 x224.
NCBA Senior Community Service Employment Program
Recognizing that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging proudly provides employment training and placement services under the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In order to qualify, you must be 55 or older, unemployed, capable of performing part-time training duties, and have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses. For further priority criteria, and to learn more about how this program could benefit you, visit NCBA-AGING.org. Or call program manager Brenda Cogdell at 336-229-6384. Direct line for the NCWorks Greensboro Office is 336-297-9444 ext. 202, and direct line for the NCWorks High Point Training Office is 336-882-4141 ext. 8502.
Free Computer Classes at the Library
After a long pandemic pause, free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org.
Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at email@example.com.
Aggies At The Goal Line
For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.
Guilford County Schools
– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.